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Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Carol Dweck earned a PhD in Psychology in 1972 from Yale University, and has taught at the University of Illinois, Harvard University, Columbia University, and Stanford University, where she is now the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology. She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the National Academy of Sciences, which recently awarded her the Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences.

Her lifetime research has been devoted to understanding the basis of motivation, particularly students' motivation and how it affects their achievements.


  • 2004–2018
    Professor, Stanford University